Capstone gets fifth microturbine order from Australia energy company

Capstone’s C800S microturbine

An Australian energy company has placed a fifth microturbine order – to be commissioned in October 2023 – from Capstone Green Energy Corporation and its distributor Optimal Group, the companies announced.

Capstone, which provides microgrid solutions and on-site energy technology systems, said the order is for a C800 Signature Series microturbine to power a remote oil and gas site and provide ancillary power to a compressor station.

“Capstone microturbines are popular with energy producers for a reason,” said Darren Jamison, Capstone president and CEO. “Our microturbines are known for their reliability and low maintenance requirements, in addition to a low carbon profile, all of which are essential for our customers who operate remote oil and gas sites, often in harsh conditions.”

Optimal Group, Capstone’s authorized distributor in Australia, New Zealand, the Republic of Fiji and Papua New Guinea, said the energy company customer selected Capstone’s microturbines to reduce emissions and improve reliability for remote, unmanned locations.

Jamison said Capstone’s microturbines can run on different types of fuel, which can be particularly appealing at drilling sites, and Kane Ravenscroft, director of sales and marketing for Optimal Group, said the microturbines provide the capability to switch off excess modules, which conserves fuel and reduces emissions.

The green energy company said its products align perfectly with the needs of the oil and gas industry and are currently used in all phases of production including upstream, midstream and downstream operations in both onshore and offshore applications.

Just last month, Capstone received an order for two C200S microturbines for a project in the Appalachian Mountains in the eastern US.

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